Getting There

Cairns to Laura (Inland via Mareeba)

  • Distance: 315km
  • Travelling Time: 3.5 hrs approx
  • 2WD accessibleall year round. A new high bridge spans the Laura River making Laura accessible all year round from the South – Bitumen to Lakeland. .
  • Cairns to Laura (Coastal Rd via Bloomfield Track)
  • Distance: 336km
  • Travelling Time: 5hrs approx
  • 4WD – Travel through Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation.

    Cairns to Laura (Inland via Mareeba)

    • Distance: 315km
    • Travelling Time: 4hrs approx
    • 2WD accessible . A new high bridge spans the Laura River making Laura accessible all year round from the south.

    Cairns to Laura (Coastal Rd via Bloomfield Track)

    • Distance: 336km
    • Travelling Time: 5hrs approx
    • 4WD – Travel through Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Approx 120km dirt in total with road conditions changing regularly.

    Cooktown to Laura (via Lakeland)

    • Distance: 147km
    • Travelling Time: 1hr 50 mins approx
    • 2WD accessible in the Dry Season (see above)

    Cooktown to Laura (via Battlecamp Rd)

    • Distance: 130km
    • Travelling Time: 2-2½ hrs
    • 4WD – Approx 120km dirt. Road conditions vary and change rapidly.

    N.B. Where road conditions vary please contact the local Information Centre or RACQ for up to date information

    The Laura township of approximately 120 people is well established to meet most travelling needs. Facilities include:

    • General Store and MOTEL
    • Roadhouse meals and camping
    • Post Office mail only
    • Public Phone
    • Local Pub 4 rooms available, meals and camping
    • ATM & EFTPOS
    • Limited Budget accommodation & camping

    N.B. Further Information on the Services and Facilities page

    Remember: The Quinkan & Regional Cultural Centre provide opportunities to explore the Quinkan Rock Art through Guided Tours to a number of fascinating sites. The Quinkan Country contains Aboriginal Paintings going back at least 15,000 years to 30,000 years and is considered highly significant due to its post-contact paintings with the first European explorers and settlers who came to the region.

 

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